My complaints were referring to the smaller size sets like 42''-50'' not the super expensive sets.
Besides what I stated above I also forgot about the white sony logo that used to light up on older models.
Sony has dropped this too in the past 2 years, but my LG logo can light up when the TV is off and it also has selectable brightness levels in the menu (just a nice touch).
The light on the W802 is also joke.....What is it a therapy light? lol
I also like the that the backside of my LG is made of metal and not cheap plastic like the sony was.
The LG can not be compared to the Sony. Just because you had a bad experience does not mean you have to generalize it. The w802a and your LG use the same LG ips panels, but the sony has much better and much more refined features. For example, the motion smoothing on the sony is useable with little artifacts, while the LG's motion smoothing features are riddled with artifacts. The light on the sony can also be adjusted, you can turn it off and you can even make it change colors if you so desire. The backside of the sony is made of plastic, but it is not cheap plastic. The plastic is very thick and strong, compared to the paper thin metal sheet on the back of the LG. I would not touch the back of the tv as you may dent it. The plastic on the back of the sony helps the speakers sound better, and not rattle or sound muffled. Metal does not mean quality, and I can assure you it cost more to mold that thick plastic then to bend a 1mm sheet of metal. The sony screams quality. They did not offer the monolithic design in the USA (they did in China btw..), but that is not because they were being cheap, it was just a new year and time for change. I am glad you like your LG set, but there is a reason why it is cheaper. The X-reality pro engine is an extremely capable video processor. Yes, my first w802a had HORRIBLE back light bleed and clouding. I simply exchanged it for another one and that one was literally perfect, and now my w900a is also nearly perfect. All edge-lit LED tvs suffer from this, its not Sony. I also highly doubt the PQ and black level are better on the LG. I viewed the la8600 in store and it was a joke. No matter what changes I made to the settings the blacks appeared light grey and the overall picture had a haze over it.
Edited by *UFO* - 7/18/13 at 11:28am